Kelly Braffet has written a multi-layered, honest novel about grief, family and all of the confusing feelings that result when tragedy strikes. It centers around brothers who are the town pariahs because their father struck and killed a boy while driving drunk. The story takes place in a small town where everyone thinks they know everything about everyone who lives there, but the characters that Ms. Braffet has created are much more than they seem. Her writing is at times spare and clean and somehow familiar, but as the story develops it becomes darker and more twisted and tangled.
The thriller is my favorite genre and this was a pleasure to read. Braffet’s style is at once easy-going and startling, and reading the story as it morphed was a new experience. It is a thriller that sneaks up on you and the unexpected ending will leave you breathless and speechless!
NOTE: i received this book from “blogging for books” for this review.